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visit to his former prison cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the street
including our conversation with former president clinton. >>> also this evening, the dangerous storm heading across a huge part of our country. tens of millions of americans in its path and another right behind it. >>> great expectations. after a surge in jobs, unemployment drops to its lowest level in five years. a work in progress, but can it be sustained? >>> and once in a lifetime. mandela's visit to this country. those who were there reflect on the power of that moment in time. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in london last night they chose to wait until the end of the premiere of the film "long walk to freedom," the story of nelson mandela, before breaking the news to the audience that nelson mandela had died. it brought a stunned reaction from the crowd which included prince william and his wife kate. the evening had been hosted by two of nelson mandela's daughters. and while the entire world knew this day was coming and the life of this 95-year-old man has come to an end, it marks the passing of a giant of the modern era, a transformative figure who play adieu neek role
king all rolled into one. >> reporter: hillary clinton was at the inauguration. >> a lawyer and a freedom fighter. a prisoner and a leader. a man of anger and of forgiveness. >> reporter: there was no contradiction in what mandela stood for. >> the idea of every single human being ought to be free of oppression and justice can prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we had a rule n
. they were released after former president bill clinton intervened. kenneth bay, a korean american missionary is still in a north korean jail and has been there for more than a year. north korean officials say they decided to release newman after he read a televised statement in which heñr apologized for his wk of training anti-guerillas during the korean war. >> will you go back again? >> probably not. >> reporter: the family said they were pleased to find out that newman had been freed and hoping the same for kenneth bay. newman said he would let us know when his father was ready to talk further. >> thank y5 the homecoming has gripped the bay area and much of the nation. we have more about his time in north k north korea and online. >>> we're told there will be quite a few officers at the stadium and you might not recognize them. many will be dressed as seattle fans. there will be more decoy officers at this game than any other because of the rivalry. they are warning fans to resist the urge to try to take home a pieqe"of the stick since this is one of the last games there. >> two games le
by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters sasha and malia. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa reentered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> and we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. rick stangel is former managering editor of "time" magazine who during his time of chronicling the life of nelson mandela actually lived with him. he spoke about mandela in his book "mandela's way." in fact, he is god father to your older song. and my first quote to start off this conversation. you and i have known this day is coming for 20 years or more. the last pure hero on the planet. >> brian, e had i
event. 50 or 75 or more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a washington budget deal might be imminent. "the washington post" reports that finishing touches are under way on capitol hill with a sealed deal on capitol hill. it will be the first successful budget accord since 2011, but it amounts to little more than a cease-fire according to "the post," and that's because the deal would not significantly reduce the $7.3 trillion in debt it wouldn't close corporate tax loopholes and wouldn't extend retirement programs and also wouldn't fully replace sequester cuts. this deal would avoid another debt battle, though on capitol hill until another budget is due. >>> a rare trip today to pakistan for defense secretary chuck hagel. he hopes to repair the strained relationship. he made a surprise visit to troops in afghanistan and said a budget deal could restore to the military. >>> so the death toll related to a po
next week. george w. bush and bill clinton along with their wives, laura bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton will join them. >>> the stadium is where his body will lie and stay in pretoria and he will receive a memorial in his birth town. we are shown how he's been remembered by a few people in the bay area who play a small role in his effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: the one he counts most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from -- after meeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum. williams was there to greet him. >> i was so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness. >> reporter: williams was asked to speak before mandela. the memory flooded back when he learned mandela died at age 95. >> i said we lost something that was so important. >> demonstrators scuffled with police. >> reporter: williams was among po tes tors arr
year, it's a setback. >> here's another aspect of it. we look ahead to 2016. hillary clinton and health care. we've done some checking on this and hear republicans talking a lot about hillary clinton in this context. listen. >> if you like your plan, you can keep it? that was not accidental. that was following the lessons from the fight over hillary care. what took hillary care down is that people realized, holy cow, i might lose my health insurance, i might lose my doctor. >> who ever thought this was going to work? but i have to tell you, this is really hillary care. >> we can't forget she was the original author of hillary care back in, i believe, 1983, and that would have been a disaster as well. >> i would think they would be a little more artful. the leading candidate is clearly obvious. i don't think it shows them being agile in putting forth what they would do, because they have offered nothing. >> they're sticking to the playbook. they've tried 50 times to repeal it, and for what? we know the system is broken. what's the fix? >> the republican really messed up with the governme
york. we have been hearing further plans from president obama, former president clinton and carter. what will the role be at the events? >> to be there to pay tribute and give it the sense of moment that it deserves. and i think for all of them at different levels, president bush who i covered did not have the closest relationship with mandela but respected him. president obama in a unique way encouraged to go see him when he is still a senator. mandela encouraged to meet with up and coming star in politics. for our president to be so moved by mandela, to really have his own place in a civil rights struggle against apartheid. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. it could be worse. when it comes to the international stage how is his capital? >> i don't think it is exceedingly high. i think a lot of american allies think america has lost its nerve in some regard particularly when it comes to confronting iran. i think there is difficulty with our credibility because our economic standi
to travel to south africa, joined by george w. bush and laura, presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter plan to travel for the memorial. george h.w. bush the only living president who will not be there. >> doctors say the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances. you see they are getting air force one ready. if you want to share condolences with the mandela family, several funeral homes have memorial books you can sign that will be sent to his family and constituents. sign one of the books at the sky lawn funeral home and memorial park, chapel of the chimes in oakland, or chapel of the chimes in hayward. the books will be available for signing until the end of the month. >> around these parts meteorologist christina loren is telling us the big story is chill. chill. >> you don't even need to have sound up. the volume could be all the way down and these numbers do the talking. 21 degrees, it is really cold up in the north bay. expecting them to fall into the teens again. and this may very well be the coldest morning from the entire snap that we've had so far. throughout the day
leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >> reporter: it's a week-long series of events. the memorial service tomorrow. then his body will lie in state for a while. then the final state official funeral in his hometown in the eastern cape province of south africa. a distant part of this country where mr. mandela was born and where he grew up as a young boy. so several events still for many days packed with a lot of emotion as the country and world say good-bye and farewell and pay tribute to nelson mandela. now back to you. >>> breaking news just coming into our newsroom.
including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gradual. it's going to take a while before we return to the 60s. but they are on the seven-day forecast. and hey, we won't make you wait for it. it's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. temperatures this morning are very, very cold here. we're in the 20s again in most of our cities. negative 11 out in truckee. so it could be colder. hey, that means snow is going to stick around. parts of tahoe picked up 2 1/2 feet of the wh
, ford, carter, george h.w. bush and president clinton. you don't need to go back six decades to find a real comparison. >> i think it's fallen in real terms, whether you reference it to truman or lbj. >> as for a plain old income disparity, the president sounded off on a widening gap. >> the top 10% no longer takes in 1/3 of our income, it now takes half. >> but is it really that skewed? '. >> it looks like the president is using a well regarded federal reserve study. the top 5% and 9% added up to almost 90% of all incomes. but the congressional budget office came out with updated filg you'res today. in recent figures, the top 10% o after all earners accounted for 76%. compare that to 1979 when the study started. and the top 10% brought in 29.9%, and you can see a trend developing here. most of the gains of the recovery have flown to the top. that's also been true over the last 30 years in which there's been a substantial increase in income and equality and an even greater increase in wealth and equality as most of the gains have gone to the top 1%. the point is, there's really no qu
of bill clinton wrote, i'll never forget my friend. using the affectionate name by which he was known to his followers. prince william and his wife, duchess of cambridge, were at the film, "long walk to freedom." >> tragic news. we're reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> reporter: tonight britain's prime minister david cameron. >> tonight one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all-time. >> reporter: president bush 41 wrote as president i watched in wonder as nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers. setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. president george w. bush wrote president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. mandela set an example by visiting new zealand, forgiving the country that sent its rugby team to play south africa during the apartheid years. tonight the prime minister of new zealand, john key wrote, mr. mand
with the late richard holbrooke, and president clinton had just dropped off chelsea at stanford and mandela was so social. he knew everybody by name. he remembered my original interview with him. if he walked in here today, he would put everybody at ease. there wasn't any of that aura that he carried around with him. >> so charismatic. >> i knew i was in the presence of a great man. >> he was a renaissance man is how i would put it. he moved from every generation even eventually embracing aids when it wasn't popular for leaders in africa to do that. >> thank you both. appreciate your time. >> absolutely. >> we'll have more on nelson mandela and his extraordinary legacy coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> let's switch gears now. there's a big winter storm. big story. millions impacted by what could be one of the worst ice storms in years. let's get to al with the latest on it. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. 1,200 miles from san angelo texas all the way into the northeast and new england. right now the heaviest concentration of snow and ice is in arkansas, oklahoma, and on
and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from newyork, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign of good for tutune, so maybe it is honor of mandela. up until this moment, people have been dancing i
with president bill clinton. >>> now for a look at the markets. live at cnbc world headquarters. >> the dow closing down 94 points on tuesday. and after three straight days of losses, investors may get a break today, futures pointing to a higher open across the board this morning, european markets are also gaining. >>> the keyword today, cold. >> yes, and bundle up as you can see the temperatures around the bay area, 20s, 30s to near 40 closer to the water. but taking in the cold spot around the area. you can see out toward the sierra, zero this morning, san jose, 39 degrees right now. and parts of the south bay as you head south of san jose, temperatures at or close to freezing. and around the peninsula, temperatures also in the low 30s and atherton, 34, in redwood city, and san mateo near the airport quite cold. coldest temperatures so far, our own christy smith where it's 28 degrees, danville, 28, 31 in dublin, 37 in livermore and the north bay valleys, this time tomorrow morning, i think you'll find some temperatures here in the mid 20s as things turn even colder for tomorrow morning as
confirmed so far including president and mrs. obama, he is expected to speak, presidents bush, clinton and carter, ban ki-moon, south korea's prime minister, and canada's prime minister. nelson mandela was made an honorary canadian citizen years after his imprisonment on robben island. >> he was on robben island. he was not happy to be there but made the best of it. >> reporter: people continue to bring flowers and mementos to the gate and now we're getting more insight on his final hours inside. a friend who saw mandela two hours before he died says he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. >> when i arrived i was taken to his bedroom and i saw him, and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier on. i could sense that he is now giving up. >> reporter: after a day of prayer sunday this nation is coming together to say good-bye to the statesman they called pla deba, father and friend. back live now, they are doing it in style, you can see and hear this behind me, the second day of celebrations that we've seen and heard here at
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him
service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen in any country and it shows how beloved and respected nelson mandela was across this planet. this morning they are hard at work preparing johannesburg's 90,000 seat fnb stadium for tomorrow's public memorial. a potential security and logistics nightmare as scores of world leaders and luminaries ranging from heads of states to rock stars to business tycoons gather to pay their respects to nelson mandela. ♪ since news of his death broke on thursday, south africans have engaged in a virtual nonstop salute and celebratio
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